MONTY Don is the face of Gardeners' World, the BBC horticultural show he hosts with help from Nick Bailey, Frances Tophill, Adam Frost, Arit Anderson, Flo Headlam and others. But what else do we know about the writer and broadcaster who once dreamed of being a rock star? Here's the lowdown... Who is Monty Don and who is his wife? Monty was born on July 8, 1955, in West Berlin during the Cold War but was brought up in Hampshire where he became an avid gardener and farmer. He was educated at a variety of schools including Quidhampton School in Basingstoke. He read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge University. It was at university where he met future wife, Sarah, who went on to train as a jeweller. Monty and his wife ran a costume jewellery business in the 1980s. The couple have three children, two sons Adam and Tom, and a daughter Freya. They live in Ivington, Herefordshire, and Monty presents Gardeners' World from his own garden. How did he end up presenting Gardeners' World? … [Read more...] about How old is Monty Don, is the Gardeners’ World presenter married and what other TV shows has he presented?
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DR CHRISTIAN Jessen has been helping Brits with their awkward medical problems for over a decade. But how old is the TV doc, and what other programmes has been in? Here's what we know... How old is Dr Christian Jessen? Dr Christian was born in London on March 4, 1977 - making him 41 years old. He was privately educated at Uppingham School, Rutland, in the Midlands. The TV presenter studied at UCL and has a degree in sexual health. Dr Christian, who spent two years working in Kenya and Uganda, is particularly interested in HIV and malaria. Who is Dr Christian Jessen's partner? Dr Christian is in a relationship with Brazilian native Rogerio Barreto - who's the head waiter at an upmarket restaurant in Central London. The couple live together in South London, near the River Thames. MOST READ IN FABULOUSSAVE OUR SCONES! Fury after Greggs stops selling SCONES because it claims customers aren't interested anymore FROCK HORROR People have noticed something very spooky about Kate Middleton's … [Read more...] about How old is Dr Christian Jessen, who is the Embarrassing Bodies star’s partner and what other TV shows has he presented?
Britain’s Got Talent has given us some huge acts over the years including Paul Potts and Susan Boyle. But it has also allowed contestants to develop different skills to the ones with which they auditioned... RHIAN LUBIN catches up with stars who have taken on new crafts as the show returns tonight on ITV at 8pm. Shaheen Jafargholi - Actor Singer in series 3, 2009 Back in 2009, a baby-faced Shaheen auditioned on the show with a cover of Amy Winehouse’s version of The Zutons’ song Valerie. Shaheen, of Swansea, received a standing ovation when he belted out Michael Jackson’s Who’s Loving You, but he also got himself the gig of a lifetime as a result. In the same year Shaheen, who was just 12 at the time, was invited to perform at Jackson’s funeral. Now he has moved away from singing and is focusing more on his acting. He landed roles in BBC dramas Casualty, Torchwood and children’s TV show Grandpa in my Pocket. But his big break came in April … [Read more...] about Meet the Britain’s Got Talent stars who found fame away from show
ONLY Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray revealed he worked as a chauffeur to get a visa for his Thai wife and daughter. The actor, who played Mickey Pearce in the cult BBC series, didn’t see his spouse or little girl for two years as he worked to bring them to the UK for a better education. Patrick, 61, made the confession during an appearance on Loose Women yesterday. He was booked to come on the ITV programme to surprise his former Only Fools co-star John Challis, who played Boycie in the show. Showing pictures of his wife and daughter, Patrick explained that because he’d taken a break from acting he had to find another job to get his family into the UK. Patrick explained: “I went to Thailand and I didn’t come back for ten years. “I met my wife Josie and we’ve been together for four years. But I wanted her to be educated over here. “I wanted to get her a visa but it was hard so I had to come back here. Being out of the industry for so long, … [Read more...] about Only Fools And Horses legend Patrick Murray reveals he worked as a CHAUFFEUR to get a visa for his Thai wife and baby who he didn’t see for TWO years
DOCTOR Hilary Jones is a well known face on morning telly, thanks to his long career with ITV. But what is his background? And what shows has he been on? Here's what we know... Who is Doctor Hilary Jones? What is his medical background? Dr Hilary Jones, 64, was born on June 19, 1963 and is a GP, TV presenter, medical broadcaster, author and public speaker. He qualified in 1976 at The Royal Free Hospital in London having studied art at A Level then converting to a six year medical degree. In 1979 Hilary worked for a year as a medical officer on Tristan da Cunha, before becoming a GP for the oil industry at Sullom Voe in Shetland for Offshore Medical Support. In the early 80s Dr Hilary worked as a GP in Basingstoke. What TV shows has Dr Hilary been on? It was in 1986 that Dr Hilary began his television career, presenting educational programmes for British Medical TV. In 1989 Hilary joined TV AM as the ITV breakfast show's resident on-air doctor. When the programme switched to GMTV … [Read more...] about Who is Dr Hilary Jones? Lorraine TV doctor and GP who appeared on Dancing on Ice